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Do I need an initial consult with my REALTOR®?

Dated: January 29 2024

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TRUE! 😁

And it is highly recommended for your benefit, and the Realtors, to understand exactly what you are looking for and here is why:

πŸ‘‰ Discuss their process of buying; including finding you the best home, for the best price. They’ll develop a custom search and a plan to help you with your purchase. They’ll explain their role in the process, and the roles of the other professionals you will work with along the way.

🏘 Discuss the features of your dream home. The goal is to know what YOUR real estate goals are. How long do you plan to stay in the home, which areas you would like to search in, what style of home do you like? The agent will make a list of your “Wants,” and your absolute “Must-Haves.” This is important to narrow down your search so that the focus is only on homes that will work for you.

πŸ’° Review your budget. With pre-approval in hand, your agent will help define the range of properties you can include in your search.  There is nothing worse than dropping down in budget after seeing homes you can’t, or don’t want to, afford.

πŸ—£ Set up your communication expectations right off the bat. How do you like to be communicated with—text/email/phone? All of the above? Are there any times that are off limits, or would you expect to be informed around the clock?

πŸ”‘ Key Items.  The earlier you meet, the more beneficial it is. Most people start thinking seriously about buying a home atleast six months before they buy.

πŸ™ŒπŸΌ You’ll be able to focus on what’s really important versus a pipe dream. While it may not be as fun as roving from one open house to another, the process of working with lenders, dealing with paperwork, and digging deep into the realities of what you can actually afford is a critical step.

🌟Having a professional to answer your questions will allow you to act quicker when you are ready to pull the trigger!

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GG Sfreddo

Having been born on an Air Force Base, you can say GG started life on the move. Having lived in multiple states by the time she graduated high school, she has a unique insight into the moving process....

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